By Seth Maloney | 4 comments
Sen. Begich and Sen. Harkin sat down to discuss their path to preserve Social Security for generations to come. Check it out...
What's in the video:
0:35 - you’ll want to get married and raise your kids, but now your parents will have to move in with you
1:00 - McConnell thinks he knows better than Ds about young people
1:40 - Begich knows that people want to be paid back for the money they’ve paid in
1:52 - Harkin knows that Wall Street has been trying to grab the money
2:21 - Begich talks about the cost of living adjustment, and keeping the chained-CPI out of the picture on our elders
3:02 - Harkin’s take on laborers vs. office workers needing retirement. People work for 40 years in jobs that aren’t cushy
3:58 - Challenge to young people to find an alternative to social security. It’s going to be much, much pricier.
4:13 - From Begich, we can renew faith in government, and make a promise to future generations that isn’t hard to fix
What it means:
- Benefits expand $800/year
- The cap on taxing income is lifted, making the rich pay into the program just like millions of working Americans
- Cost of living adjustments actually reflect the changing needs of seniors
- Social Security remains safe for 75 years, and is no longer a bargaining chip for any party
Stand up for our seniors. Join the 113,000 others who have sent a message and sign the petition supporting progressive Social Security reform!
Categories: Social Security
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